Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY


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Bayard Cutting Arboretum Dahlia Beds

News and Upcoming Events

LIDS Spring Luncheon and Cup Auction

Sunday, March 29

Volunteers for setup arrive at 11:30 AM

Luncheon 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Irish Coffee Pub Carlton Avenue, East Islip, NY

Price $39 per person

Patrick Schildt manages this event, please R.S.V.P. to Pat via email patrickschildt@optonline.net
Payment can be made at the door

Please bring your gently used treasures for the auction, new and older items welcomed (no food please)

This year we are featuring new baskets and prizes in addition to our cup auction and traditional basket of cheer!

Next General Membership Meeting

Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 PM

New Location - East Islip Public Library

Please do not contact the library - Questions? Leave a message for LIDS at 631-581-2489

Year Round

2015 Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Work has started! Volunteers come on down, we are dividing tubers and need your help. Bring your garden tools if you have them (clippers, knife, etc...) to divide and label the tubers.

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.